Questyle CMA Fifteen
Questyle Audio Engineering is proud to commemorate their achievement with the release of their evolution flagship product, the CMA Fifteen. Questyle's patented Current Mode Amplification uses current, instead of voltage, to amplify audio signals, leading to tremendous performance differences when compared to traditional audio amplifiers. The CMA Fifteen takes the already popular CMA Twelve to new heights, becoming the first Questyle headphone amp and DAC to feature the ESS SABER ES9038PRO, the world's highest performance 32-bit DAC available. Featuring unparalleled audio reproduction, brilliantly clear transparency, and massively open sound, the CMA Fifteen chases extreme performance to achieve system-level lossless purity.
When reflecting on the past 15 years and what the CMA Fifteen means for Questyle, Founder/CEO Jason Wong stated, "We've built upon these last 15 years of research to reach even further and to bring Current Mode Amplification to its highest pinnacle yet with the CMA Fifteen. We have even spent the last three years of pre-research working with ESS on integrating the ES9038PRO." The CMA Fifteen includes new input options for modern listening methods, including Bluetooth 5.0 with LDAC support, USB Type-C, and analog RCA inputs, as well as the standard USB Type-B, S/PDIF, and optical inputs. The CMA Fifteen also supports up to DSD 512, PCM 705.6/768, and MQA full decoding, as well as Apple Music Hi-Res Lossless (up to 24 bit/192 kHz) when connected to Apple devices via USB.
The multi-functional CMA Fifteen also has the ability to serve as either a DAC and integrated headphone amp, or as a DAC and preamp for an external stereo system, with its variety of output options. These updates come in addition to maintaining the quality expected with all Questyle products, including true DSD, ultra-low distortion levels, and an elegant, timeless design. You can even use the CMA Fifteen as an analog RCA amp/preamp when you want to enjoy your favorite vinyl records with the best possible reproduction. A great way to enjoy a bountiful near-field listening system. Simply put, Questyle's latest audio solution allows listeners to enjoy any audio file type, from any source, in the best quality possible. The CMA Fifteen will be priced at $2,499/€2,220/£1,900. Info and photos by Questyle via Noyd Communications.